Tara Reid, who in the early 90-ies worked as an aide to the Senator from Delaware, Joe Biden, accused his former boss and now a candidate for U.S. President, of sexual harassment. On 13 April the Agency reported the Associated Press.
April 9, a woman filed a complaint with the police.
In an interview she said that in the spring of 1993, Biden pinned her to the wall in the basement of an office building in Washington and began feeling fingers, and then tried to kiss me. When reed pulled back, the politician, according to her, expressed surprise and said that she likes him.
She claims she told about the incident three members of staff of Biden, two friends, brother and mother (now deceased).
The Agency interviewed people who worked in Biden’s 27 years ago, but none of them remembered the complaints Reid.
Director of public relations of the presidential candidate Kate Bedingfield said that all women have the right to be heard with respect, but “in this statement one thing is clear: it is not true”.
In March 2019, a former member of the Assembly of Nevada, Lucy Flores reported that Biden in 2014 at the event the Democratic party kissed her against her will. Eight women (one of whom was reed) remembered that the politician made them feel uncomfortable with inappropriate physical affection. However, no one talked about attempts of harassment or sexual violence. Biden claimed that nothing improper in his actions was not.
The United States presidential election will be held in November 2020. Main rivals will be the Joe Biden of the Democrats and current head of state Donald trump, representing the Republican party.